Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty with their forehands as they don’t know how to properly engage the proper muscles for their forehands and in which order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands due lack of understanding about how to position themselves in order to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game need to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the error of gripping the racket too tight or loose, and end up either hitting the ball too far or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best method to hit the ball correctly is to hold the racket correctly in the right position.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shot or high arc. A hook with a low arc will have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots you must be learning. For instance, if you are practicing a technique that is known as the bank shot, your forehand swing path will naturally move towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders aligned with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. When you move your arms, your shoulders should not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not your backside. Rotating your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip could result in injuries. It can cause you lose the ball or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injuries.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle of your stance. Most tennis beginners are right handed and have their right arm slung across their bodies. The left arm of beginner players is usually slung over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a manner similar to a baseball grip. A neutral grip will stop you from swinging with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehands with an open stance tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket in an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to use a closed grip. This can be accomplished by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players that have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and then over their shoulder. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.